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Old 07-14-2014, 11:20 PM
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I have the 2013 Land Rover Discovery 4 (LR4 in the USA) (3 litre V6, sequential twin turbo diesel, 8 speed transmission, self leveling air suspension) which is the same platform as the RR.

I tow a 2000kg boat/trailer. The LR4 is a superb tow vehicle. Very stable, comfortable and loads of torque. Most of the time at 60mph it hauls in 8th gear at 1400rpm. On the steepest of hill climbs it only drops down to 6th gear. The ECU senses the extra load and holds the higher gear to take advantage of the torque of the diesel engine. I get about 8 litres per 100km without the boat and 10-11 litres per 100km towing 2000kg.

..The rear view camera and air suspension makes hitching the trailer easy (Drop car, reverse under hitch, raise car, secure hitch, drive away)...

Here's a shot of my previous car (LR3) - It's that versatile you could even ski behind it if the boat was broken down!
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Old 07-15-2014, 12:43 AM
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I have the 2013 Land Rover Discovery 4 (LR4 in the USA) (3 litre V6, sequential twin turbo diesel, 8 speed transmission, self leveling air suspension) which is the same platform as the RR.

I tow a 2000kg boat/trailer. The LR4 is a superb tow vehicle. Very stable, comfortable and loads of torque. Most of the time at 60mph it hauls in 8th gear at 1400rpm. On the steepest of hill climbs it only drops down to 6th gear. The ECU senses the extra load and holds the higher gear to take advantage of the torque of the diesel engine. I get about 8 litres per 100km without the boat and 10-11 litres per 100km towing 2000kg.

..The rear view camera and air suspension makes hitching the trailer easy (Drop car, reverse under hitch, raise car, secure hitch, drive away)...

Here's a shot of my previous car (LR3) - It's that versatile you could even ski behind it if the boat was broken down!
so much win....my moms old 2010 Cayenne GTS had this, sadly no hitch but that thing could wheel!
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Old 07-15-2014, 02:15 AM
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Friend of mine who is rarely on here pulls his X45 with a Sport TDV6 and has not made any complaints so far.
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Old 07-15-2014, 08:49 AM
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As others have said earlier trucks had some issues, but the 09+ trucks had most of the issues worked out. You will also want to stay in this time frame as it will give you the excellent Jaguar engine rather than the turd of a BMW motor that was being used previously.

On the reliability aspect its no where near as bad as people say...I daily drive a Discovery II and it really is no different then any other truck I have had. I follow the manual on recommended intervals, and change the fluids religiously.

One thing to note is that the diffs on the newer trucks are tiny so preventative fluid changes are a must if you want your diffs to last a long time.

Check out landroverforums.com, there is an extremely active community for all years and models of Land Rovers and people are more than willing to help.
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Old 07-24-2014, 06:02 PM
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Tow with a 2014 Range Rover Supercharged. Plenty of power and handles the X46 very well.
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Old 07-24-2014, 07:15 PM
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Man I want a 2014 so bad..... what's the waiting list like for one?
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Old 07-24-2014, 07:29 PM
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Over a year wait right now where I am.
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Old 07-24-2014, 10:12 PM
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no wait at all in shreveport and they aren't marking them up. I know they have a new RRS on their lot as of last week.
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